Need some help choosing your next book? We have everything you need!
If none of the sites below help you find the perfect read, fill out this form and get a list of suggestions from a librarian.
- Read reviews by local teens! These book reviews have been shared with us by Scotch Plains and Fanwood teens. (Please note: you cannot access this document while logged into a school Gmail account.) If you’d like to contribute a review of your own, email us! (We accept reviews from Scotch Plains/Fanwood teens only, and reviews must be of young adult titles.)
- If you want to avoid certain themes or types of content in your reading, we’ve created a list of resources to help you find books to suit your preferences.
Find your favorite genre at SPPL:
Below, find lists of young adult fiction titles in frequently-requested genres. On each list, click on an item’s call number to be taken to its catalog entry, where you can check its availability and place a hold. Lists are being added frequently, so check back often!
- Action and adventure
- Fantasy (series)
- Novels in verse
- Quick reads
- Science fiction
- Thrillers and horror
Diversify your reading:
Lists are being added frequently, so check back soon for more!
- Anti-racism Resource List
- YA novels by Arab American authors
- YA novels by Asian American authors
- YA novels by Black authors
- YA novels by Hispanic authors
- YA books by Native American authors
Or try one of these helpful sites…
- NoveList Plus is a great tool that allows you to find your next read based on books or authors you already like. Just enter the title or author’s name in the search bar and select “Title Read-alikes” or “Author Read-alikes” when you get your results. You will need your Scotch Plains library card to access this site.
- Here is a great collection of recommendations created by the teen-led organization The Book Orators.
- What Should I Read Next? is like a less-specific version of Novelist: type in the title of a book you like and you’ll get a list of suggestions.
- Literature Map is a fun way to discover your next favorite author: type in the name of an author you like and you’ll be presented with a map of author names, organized by how their fans overlap.